Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: Quadraplegic skydiving

  1. #1
    Senior Member ef-jordan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Quadraplegic skydiving

    has anyone done it? what the hell do you do with your legs?

    PM ME EF Civic + CRX Resource + Forum

  2. #2
    They get tied and tucked when you tandem dive.
    Get involved in politics as if your life depended on it, because it does. -- Justin Dart

    I shall not tolerate ignorance or hate speech on this site.

  3. #3
    Senior Member jschism's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    illinois, and no, chicago is not anywhere near where i live
    they'll strap them together and usally run a strap to chest, so basically you'll remain in a sitting position while freefalling and under canopy. they'll land by sliding on their but, you'll pretty much be in their lap.

  4. #4
    Make sure they secure your legs as described above. I've heard of a few quads that ended up with broken femurs because their legs flew up.

  5. #5
    You may find more info here and when a trip is scheduled
    Get involved in politics as if your life depended on it, because it does. -- Justin Dart

    I shall not tolerate ignorance or hate speech on this site.

  6. #6
    Senior Member brian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Check out this forum - might be some useful information there:

  7. #7
    Senior Member Hot_wheels's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Queensland, Australia
    What if you have bad spasms? I get worried that my legs, back and stomach will spasm too much from the cool air when falling that the skydiver will just give up and cut me loose to save himself
    'Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage" - Anais Nin

  8. #8
    I'm a para and i've done it. I'm going to do it again this year. Here's my video on youtube. My buddy Brian has done it he's a C-4 quad. You can see his jump on youtube as well

    Allegan Sky Dive has the proper equipment they designed for a comfortable jump and landing..


  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Rochester, NY
    yes make sure your legs are secure, mine werent and i hyperextended my left knee, ripping the ligaments in it. i still have knee pain/swelling and i skydived in 2007!
    "Smells like death in a bucket of chicken!"

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Ontario, Canada
    local quad here I know went... as I expected, which will happen when ur adrenaline kicks in as u approach landing, his legs spasmed...the tandem guy was not strong enough to raise them clear.... he basically face planted the guy landing on him... discovered hours later he broke his pelvis...... surgery and installation of a all new half titanium hip.,.. guarantee u as he gets older that spawn health issues..... it looks fun but imho possibly crushing my pelvis (which we already have weaker bones from not walking) is not a risk I'll ever roll the dice on...

Similar Threads

  1. Skydiving
    By uselesslegs in forum Recreation, Sports, Travel, & Hobbies
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-29-2011, 09:00 AM
  2. toenail removal and quadraplegic
    By Laura24 in forum Care
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 09-15-2011, 04:57 AM
  3. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 02-19-2010, 02:19 AM
  4. Replies: 71
    Last Post: 08-31-2008, 03:34 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts